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Dear Co-worker: Messages from Shoghi Effendi to the Benelux countries , pp55

Charlotte Stirrat, 28 April 1947

Dear Bahà’i Sister:

Your letter to our beloved Guardian, dated April 18th, has just been received, and he has instructed me to answer it on his behalf.

He is very happy to hear of your settling in Amsterdam and of the close cooperation between the fine Bahà’is in Holland. It is so wonderful to think that already the better half of an assembly exists there, in number!

He was also delighted to hear that Mr. van Ogtrop has been having such well attended fireside meetings; this type of teaching is very important as through it new souls are often confirmed.

The devoted labours you and the other dear believers there are putting forth in order to speedily establish the first Spiritual Assembly in the Low countries, are very deeply appreciated by him, and you may rest assured he is ardently praying for the success of your work and the fulfilment of your hearts desire in every way.

With warmest Bahà’i love and greetings, yours in the Faith, R. Rabbání

May the Almighty bless your pioneer efforts, reward you for your historic labours, aid you to assist in the establishment of a spiritual assembly in that land, and to fulfil every desire you cherish for the promotion of our glorious Faith. Your true brother, Shoghi

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